If you took a double take Friday night at Oriole Park, you weren't alone. Both teams, Osseo-Fairchild from over yonder by Interstate 94, and Stanley-Boyd of Highway 29, were arrayed in matching …
If you took a double take Friday night at
Oriole Park, you weren't alone. Both teams, Osseo-Fairchild from over yonder by Interstate
94, and Stanley-Boyd of Highway 29, were arrayed in matching if somewhat opposed colors.
For Osseo-Fairchild, that meant orange shirts
and black pants, while for Stanley-Boyd it meant jersey numbers outlined in orange on a black background. When all was said and done the Orioles Girls Varsity and Boys Baseball teams went down in defeat to the Osseo-Fairchild Thunder, the softball team 14 -11 in Osseo-Fairchild's favor and the baseball team 16-8. Osseo-Fairchild's win was helped in softball by a strong defense from the start that the Oriole girls fought back against to score, but not enough
to overturn the final outcome.
Among the top plays for the Oriole girls were
two runs batted in a piece by Emily Brenner, Ashly Zastrow, McKenzie Derks, and Kaden Drehmel, while Emme Felmlee and McKenzie Derks both got three hits total, with Drehmel, Brenner, and Diana Nitz each scoring two hits.
Tina Benson led the team with four hits over the course of the game.
Shifting from the Oriole girls to Boys baseball, the 16-8 final score in Osseo-Fairchild's favor Friday was a flip across the Orange-Black line from Stanley-Boyd's win over Osseo-Fairchild on May 14. The boys baseball team also came away with a win over Regis on May 21, while the softball team also won May 21 against the Eau Claire private school by a margin of six at 10 – 4 in the Oriole's favor.
Returning to more recent Friday night
baseball, the Oriole boys game with the Thunder saw Trenton Whisnant, Carter Vait, and Logan
Burzynski come away with two hits a piece,
while Hayden Gustafson got off one. Vait led
the boys with three runs scored, while Brett
Kroeplin, Grant Hatfield, and Landon Hoel each
made one, along with Whisnant and Burzynski.
With Spring sports fast drawing to a close, more information may be had by seeing the district athletic calendar at www.stanleyboyd. k12.wi.us.
The Orioles Diana Nitz makes contact with the ball Friday at Oriole Park. Staff photo.